Antecedent, January 2015)
No celebration of summer would be complete without a nod to the speedo, in particular today, the classic black bikini. Both loved and hated, not to mention the butt of many jokes, the once popular form of swimwear has, except for sport, become pretty much extinct in North America. As women's bathing suits get smaller and smaller, men's seem to get bulkier with each passing year. Not everyone can pull a speedo off, but for the men who can, they look is sporty, classic, sophisticated and incredibly sexy.